Monday, November 29, 2010

12 days of christmas at the jar!

Hey ya'll! I've been cooking up some fun things for everybody to kick off the holiday season! Well, don't get too excited. I didn't really cook up anything, but I know some people who have!

Beginning December 6th, Jar of Vintage Buttons is pleased to present the 12 Days of Christmas! I have assembled some of most fabulous, talented, wonderful people that I know to bring to you 12 days filled with giveaways, inspiration, DIYs, and yes, you are reading this right, recipes!!! Each day (Monday-Friday) beginning on December 6th the Jar will feature a guest post from one fabulous lady who will be sure to brighten your day. My hope is that by December 21 you will be bursting at the seams with holiday awesomeness. To date I have 3 insanely awesome giveaways lined up so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for details on how to enter.

After all of our holiday fun has worn off and we've settled in for the long winter ahead, I'm going to begin a new series called Sit and Stay Awhile. I will feature some of my most favorite blogs in hopes that you will grab a cup of coffee, get your new snuggie you got for Christmas (don't lie, I know it's on your list!) and settle on in for awhile and get acquainted with some new friends.

In the meantime before the 12 Days of Christmas madness begins I'm keeping busier than ever getting ready for the Fine Art and Craft Bazaar happening at the Christ United Methodist Church on Rt. 18 in Burlington, KY on December 4th from 9am to 3pm. If you are in the area, please be sure to stop by and see me! Cheers!

Monday, November 22, 2010

thankful...and a giveaway!

This week as we approach Thanksgiving, let's all take a minute out of our busy crazy lives just be thankful. Since I am your typical Type A personality, I prefer to make a list, but by all means you can be thankful in your own way.
Because I am so thankful to have you all as readers and friends of Jar of Vintage Buttons I am going to offer a giveaway today! The lucky winner will receive a $15 credit to my store on Or if you are in the area and will be attending the Fine Arts and Craft Bazaar, I can hook you up with your credit there.
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog or leave a comment on Facebook and tell me why you are thankful this Thanksgiving (or anytime!). The contest begins now and will end on Wednesday, November 24th at 9:00 am EST. I will use to pick a winner and announce the winner on Wednesday by 12:00 pm EST.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families! Much love from the Jar!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

a lime green bed and pink chucks

A few Sundays ago my dear friend Vonnie of Lala Photo Spot spent the afternoon with our little family to take some pictures of Kate for her 18 month photo shoot. After seeing the idea for the bed on Joy's Hope, I could not even wait to get my hands on a similar bed (from Craig's List) and get some spray paint on it. I found the bedding on super super clearance at Belk all the way in Richmond, KY, the banner was a Target Shabby Chic find, and the Joy banner was also a Target Shabby Chic find from several Christmases ago.

Kate's big cousin, Lyndsay, stopped by for a little bed jumping fun :) Aren't those dresses (etsy) ADORABLE?! My necklace was borrowed from the fabulous Jewelry by Misty. So, without further ado, enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hittin' the road

I am SO EXCITED to announce that Jar of Vintage Buttons and Jewelry by Misty are hitting the road together on December 4th! We will be live and in person at the Fine Arts and Craft Bazaar in Burlington at the Christ United Methodist Church. Look for our white canopy tent, we'll be selling our freshest and hippest wares under the glitter chandelier. We hope that you will stop in and say hello! We'll have even way more than on etsy so make sure you shop early for the best selection! See the attached flyer for the rest of the details. Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

jar of vintage buttons on etsy!

Jar of Vintage Buttons on etsy is up and running!!!! I hope you'll find lots of items that make you smile or maybe something that you know will make the perfect holiday gift for someone you love. I'm always willing to do custom orders, so if you don't see something listed in a certain color, let me know and I'll be sure to set you up with a custom listing. Happy Shopping!!!!!

Click here to start shopping!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DIY: magnetic tray

Happy Wednesday everybody! Here's a quick and fun DIY project for you to get you through the rest of the week. With the holidays coming up right around the corner and everybody pinching pennies a little more these days, this project would make the perfect gift! (Think teacher gifts too!) And as always, I'll have these darling little gifts available in my etsy store opening on MONDAY!


Silver tray from Dollar Tree
White primer spraypaint
Spraypaint color of your choice
Plate stand
Button magnets (or any other magnets you might have)

Step 1:
Prime the plate with white primer, let dry

Step 2:
Make sure you do the other side so it looks pretty :)

Step 3:
Once primer is dry, spray tray with your color spraypaint

Step 4:
Glue buttons to magnets or use any other magnets you may already have

Step 5:
Place tray on plate rack and use your magnets to attach grocery lists, honey-do lists, a nice thank you (if it's a gift) or a picture of your favorite little gals

Hope you enjoyed this project, because believe me they are addicting! Happy crafting :)